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Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas

Last one in the Harvest series skews tropical with papayas. This ended up being both the biggest fruits (only four on here) with the smallest details (little black seeds).

I changed up my approach on this one and worked pretty evenly across the whole thing. This also has the most variety in colors of the set: dark green and black for the seeds, yellow and orange for the inside, and yellow, green, grass green, and a clay color to desaturate the skin.

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados

3rd of 4 in the Harvest series – avocados, cut open to show off the green insides and shiny pits. Same approach as the others: start at the bottom and slowly develop a pattern along the way.

These are made with Prismacolor colored pencils, and on this one I used seven colors total: green and yellow for the insides (blended with ivory), grape purple and grass green for the pebbly skins, and brown, dark brown, and yellow (blended with ivory) for the pits. It took a try or two to figure out the right appearance for the pitted halves.

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries

Another fruit in the Harvest series – this time, a little pile of blueberries. This one’s more of an experiment in subtle patterns within a dense texture. I varied the amounts of blues and purples, and tucked in the stem area here and there to aim for something random-looking but balanced. I also made the front/bottom area a higher contrast and slightly bigger so it would give a proper sense of perspective.

Like the persimmons, I started on the bottom and gradually worked my way up. It got a little tricky to avoid a pattern that was too regular. Some areas started to get that fishscale-like regularity, and I found the best way to avoid that was to jump to different parts of the image while laying out the initial blueberry outlines. I think the hand (and eye) tend towards patterns that are both (1) regular in frequency and (2) trailing off in whatever direction you write. It’s the same issue with writing sentences on whiteboards, though (annoyingly) it can happen even on a tiny scale like this. Sometimes the best thing to do is to keep interrupting and switch to something different frequently to insert the randomness yourself.

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons

Here’s a bright little drawing of persimmons from memory. I drew this with Prismacolor pencils to experiment with blending techniques to replicate the muted sheen on the fruit. To get this look, I lightly filled in layer of orange and red and/or brown around the edges, and then pressed hard to blend a peach color for the sheen and orange for the rest. The leaves are a mix of two shades of green, ivory, and a pinkish brown.

I started with the fruits at the bottom and completed each one before moving to the next because I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to add something else in here (a pixie in hiding? a knit fruit? a glass ball? make one float up?). I briefly contemplated an Escher-like transformation of the leaves into birds. I ultimately opted to fill it in as you see because I liked the visual rhythm.

I’d started this illustration a while back during a Two Buck Tuesday event at Kaleid Gallery, and felt compelled to finish it now that we’re well into fall. I’ll be taking it full circle and bringing it back to Kaleid for the annual HARK! Holiday Show and Sale in about a month.

~For Sale~

 

Original Paintings and Illustrations

In addition to the pieces below, I do commissions! See (example 1 / example 2).
Send me what you’re thinking about and I’ll mock up possible layouts/size options for you.

Elevate

Elevate • acrylic
48″x36″

$3700

The Raven

The Raven • acrylic
28.125″x34.125″ framed

$1200

Untapped

Untapped • acrylic
25.5″x13.5″ framed

$650

Emilio Sets Type

Emilio Sets Type • acrylic
19.5″x25.5″ framed

$1200

Omid & Ashlea See the World

Omid & Ashlea See the World • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Marcela Animates

Marcela Animates • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Deb Trims the Screen

Deb Trims the Screen • acrylic
19.5″x25.5″ framed

$1200

Jillian Adjusts the Tone

Jillian Adjusts the Tone • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Steve Plans the Transition

Steve Plans the Transition • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Escalation

Escalation • charcoal & ink
25.25″ x 14.75″ framed

$250

Loki I

Loki I • ink & colored pencil
9″ x 11″ framed

$80

Loki II

Loki II • ink & colored pencil
9″ x 11″ framed

$80

Cat's In the Cradle

Cat’s In the Cradle • acrylic on vinyl
12″ x 12″

$120

The Man In the Moon

The Man In the Moon • acrylic on vinyl
12″ x 12″

$120

Roots: Carrot

Roots: Carrot • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Garlic

Roots: Garlic • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Ginger

Roots: Ginger • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Lettuce

Roots: Lettuce • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Onion

Roots: Onion • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Potato

Roots: Potato • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Radish

Roots: Radish • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas • colored pencil
5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

$80

Edith O'Gorman

Edith O’ Gorman (Language of Flowers) • 10″x12.5″ framed

$100

Shadow Puppet: Deer

Shadow Puppet: Deer • ink & charcoal
10″ x 12″ framed

$60

Shadow Puppet: Eagle

Shadow Puppet: Eagle • ink & charcoal
12″ x 10″ framed

$60

Shadow Puppet: Wolf

Shadow Puppet: Wolf • ink & charcoal
10″ x 12″ framed

$60

Peace, Love, and Understanding I

Peace, Love, and Understanding I • colored pencil
7.5″x8″ framed

$60

Peace, Love, and Understanding II

Peace, Love, and Understanding II • colored pencil
7.5″x8″ framed

$60

Peace, Love, and Understanding IV

Peace, Love, and Understanding IV • colored pencil
7.5″x8″ framed

$60

Bathers I

Bathers I • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers II

Bathers II • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers III

Bathers III • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers IV

Bathers IV • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers V

Bathers V • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers VI

Bathers VI • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bob Marley

Bob Marley • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Weird Al Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Tina Turner

Tina Turner • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

 

 

Paintings on “Found” Items

The Dragon God

The Dragon God • 12.5″x29″

$88

The Monkey's Loss

Monkey’s Loss • 12.5″x30″

$88

The Farmer's Fence

The Farmer’s Fence • 12.5″x30″

$88

Ye Xian

Ye Xian • 12.5″x30″

$88

The Rooster's Crown

Rooster’s Crown • 12.5″x29″

$88

Bay Bridge \ Anonymous

Bay Bridge \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
25.5″x21.5″

$295

Underwater \ Anonymous

Underwater \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
25.5″x21.5″

$325

Winter Forest \ Anonymous

Winter Forest \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
21.5″x25.5″

$295

Pumpkin \ Anonymous

Pumpkin \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
15.5″x13.5″

$135

Amaryllis \ Anonymous

Amaryllis \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
13.5″x15.5″

$155

Heartwood – JH

Heartwood – JH • acrylic on found canvas
21.5″x25.5″

$295

Burnt Forest / Anonymous

Burnt Forest / Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
15.5″x13.5″

$155

Tropical Sailboat / Annie M

Tropical Sailboat / Annie M • acrylic on found canvas
15.5″x13.5″

$135

City Sunset / AP

City Sunset / AP • acrylic on found canvas
25.5″x21.5″

$325

Night Mountains / Brooke P

Night Mountains / Brooke P • acrylic on found canvas
21.5″x25.5″

$325

Ocean Arches / Leslie

Ocean Arches / Leslie • acrylic on found canvas
25.5″x21.5″

$325

Snowpeak Lake / Tammy

Snowpeak Lake / Tammy • acrylic on found canvas
19.5″x16.5″

$225

 

 

Fine Art Prints & Books

Prints can be on watercolor paper, maple, or metal. The base prices shown below are for watercolor paper prints.

Prior Art (signed book)

Prior Art (signed book) • 53 pages, full color
8″ x 8″

$25

Corridor

Corridor • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

A Seat At the Bar

A Seat At the Bar • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

The Complete Tomato

The Complete Tomato • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Edna and Barbara Have Coffee

Edna and Barbara Have Coffee • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Lena and Manny After Dinner

Lena and Manny After Dinner • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Barbara Makes a Wish

Barbara Makes a Wish • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Reino In Focus

Reino In Focus • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Statement I

Statement I • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement II

Statement II • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement III

Statement III • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement IV

Statement IV • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement V

Statement V • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement VI

Statement VI • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement VII

Statement VII • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement VIII

Statement VIII • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Tahuya

Tahuya • fine art print
24″x36″ original size

Starting at $100 for 12″x16″ (up to 20″x30″)

Tobey's Gaze

Tobey’s Gaze • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

The Big Yawn

The Big Yawn • fine art print
20″x16″ original size

Starting at $40 for 10″x8″,
or $80 for 15″x12″

Phases of the Peach

Phases of the Peach • fine art print
21.5″x21.5″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 48″x48″)

Force of Habit

Force of Habit • fine art print
30″x24″ original size

Starting at $40 for 10″x8″,
or $80 for 15″x12″

Electromagnetic

Electromagnetic • 2015, 15″x30″ orig.

Starts at $100 for 10″x20″

Illustration

Decorative

 

Loki I & Loki II

Loki I & Loki II

Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Cat's In the Cradle series • 3 paintings

Cat’s In the Cradle series • 3 paintings

Roots series

Roots • 7 illustrations

Chinese Folktale Calendar Re-Paints • 6 paintings

Chinese Folktale Calendar Re-Paints • 6 paintings

Peace, Love, and Understanding series

Peace, Love, and Understanding • 4 illustrations

Trilogy of Shadow Puppets series

Shadow Puppets • 3 illustrations

Creepy Ancestors

Creepy Ancestors • 3.2″x4.2″

Bathers series

Bathers • 8 illustrations

Belva Lockwood

Belva Lockwood (Language of Flowers) • 2016

Edith O'Gorman

Edith O’ Gorman (Language of Flowers) • 2015

Little Creatures of Love

Little Creatures of Love • 2016, 6″ x 6″

At the Paris Exhibition, 1900

At the Paris Exhibition, 1900 • 14.25″ x 17.25″

Bathers series

Waiting & Watching • 2015, 11″ x 9″

Trilogy of Munchies series

Trilogy of Munchies • 3 illustrations

Musicians

Musicians • 11 portraits

Series 1: Craft

Series 1: Craft • 11 vinyl toys

Characters

Customer Journey Map

Customer Journey Map • 2016

Inktober '14: George

Inktober ’14: George • 7 sketches

Inktober '14: Maddie

Inktober ’14: Maddie • 6 sketches

Inktober '14: Michael

Inktober ’14: Michael • 6 sketches

Inktober '14: Roshan

Inktober ’14: Roshan • 7 sketches

Sketches

Bathers series

Rebus Time

Steampunk Katherine

Steampunk • 7 sketches

Aquarium Gaze sketch

Aquarium Gaze sketch

Sea creature

Sea creature

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Life drawing sketches

Life drawing • 6 sketches

In a Houdini mood

In a Houdini mood

PS3 Controller pointilism

PS3 Controller pointilism

Smoker sketch

Smoker sketch

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Sketchbooks

Japantown SJ

Japantown SJ

Undefined Variables pt.4

Undefined Variables pt.4 • 12 sketches

Undefined Variables pt.3

Undefined Variables pt.3 • 12 sketches

Undefined Variables pt.2

Undefined Variables pt.2 • 10 sketches

Undefined Variables pt.1

Undefined Variables pt.1 • 13 sketches

Object Oriented pt.4

Object Oriented pt.1 • 11 sketches

Object Oriented pt.2

Object Oriented pt.2 • 14 sketches

Object Oriented pt.3

Object Oriented pt.3 • 12 sketches

Object Oriented pt.4

Object Oriented pt.4 • 12 sketches

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